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Take Action: Help University of North Carolina students protect gender-neutral housing

On Friday, August 9, the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors will vote on a policy that would ban gender-neutral housing at all seventeen UNC campuses, and threaten the safety and well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students living there. This policy was previously approved by a "Governance Committee" and is moving on to a final vote before the full board.

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Who is the Pope to judge: This week's Religion News Summary

When asked about LGBT people following the World Youth Day Pope Francis stated “who am I to judge?” And televangelist, Pat Robinson, stated that being transgender is not a sin during an airing of The 700 Club.

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Explaining away the Pope

Michael Sean Winters put up a good post today critiquing conservative Catholics for downplaying the significance of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge” remark about gays. In particular he singled out San Francisco Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, who interprets the remark along the lines of “love the sinner, hate the sin.

Religion News Service
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August 6, 2013

Editorial: Who am I to judge?

He’s not our spiritual leader, of course, but the brief remarks by Pope Francis suggesting that he would not judge priests for their sexual orientation could serve as a humble lesson for the Jewish community, as well.
The Jewish Daily Forward
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August 6, 2013

Writer sees growing gay acceptance among Mormons

Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Last week, he unveiled “Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction,” which he edited with Jeff Laver of Salt Lake City and Johnny Townsend of Seattle.

The book features 25 short stories and four plays, each work exploring how it felt to be gay in families, or at church, or on missions.

Religion News Service
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August 6, 2013

GLAAD to Donald Trump: Tell the Family Leadership Summit that being gay is not a public health risk

Donald Trump is headlining the Family Leadership Summit, appearing along side a who's-who of anti-LGBT leaders. Will he fall in line, or will he be the voice of reason in the room?

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Harry Jackson thinks he's found Hollywood's big secret: Fake gays

Harry Jackson takes on Margaret Cho, and others like her who support LGBT equality. He can't, however, find a good argument to support the idea of LGBT discrimination.

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August 2, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry announces issuance of U.S. immigrant visas to married same-sex couples

The visas will be issued to couples who were married in a jurisdiction that legally recognizes marriages of same-sex couples, even if the visa application is filed in a location that does not recognize those marriages.

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Study: Gay and lesbian teachers fear retaliation in face of homophobia at school

According to a recent study, LGBT teachers are less likely to intervene when they encounter homophobia in the classroom or staff rooms - often in fear of losing their jobs.

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